Scillonian III Passenger Ferry - St. Mary's

By Sea

Just 28 miles of the Cornish coast you will discover 5 islands, surrounded by azure waters, white beaches and a wonderful climate where sub–tropical plants thrive.

Hop on board the Scillonian III, our recently refurbished ship and discover the Isles of Scilly. The Scillonian Passenger Ferry sets sail from Penzance harbour up to 7 days a week.

Isles of Scilly Steamship Group, Steamship House, Quay Street, Penzance, Cornwall, TR18 4BZ.

Hugh Street, St Mary's, TR21 0LL
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Scillonian III

Additional Information

Setting sail from Penzance harbour, the journey takes two hours and forty minutes. It’s well worth heading to the deck, as dolphins regularly join the passenger ship on its journey and there have even been sightings of sunfish and whales. On your return, you might be lucky enough to catch one of West Cornwall’s spectacular sunsets over the Atlantic.

It is the policy of the Isles of Scilly Steamship Company to make our services and facilities accessible to all persons, where reasonably practical, including those with disabilities or special needs. Scillonian III crew will always try to accommodate passengers with a disability or special needs; however, due to the ships design and safety restrictions, we may not be able to cater for all requirements. Please visit for further information.

Opening Times

Check - In for the Scillonian III is one hour before departure time.

Please Note: Those passengers who arrive at their check-in points later than 30 minutes prior to scheduled time of departure will not be able to travel and will have to rebook for a subsequent sailing, providing space is available.

Passengers with large freight items will need to report to the quay 1 hour and 30 minutes before scheduled departure time.

Facilities & Features

  • Group discounts
  • Group bookings
  • 2 x cafe / lounge areas on board the Scillonian III
  • Wildlife experts onboard the ship

Prices & Conditions

£35.00 Adult Day Trip Return Fare or from £42.00 (one way fare)